Stylophora minor Duncan, 1864.

CC species number = 9

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Photograph: Scale bar is approx. 5 mm. Image is of BM(NH) R28788.

Synonyms: Stylophora goethalsi Vaughan, 1919.

Holotype: BMNH R12883.

Morphologic Description

Character State
Colony Form plocoid
Colony Shape branching, pointed ends
Colony Size branches < 1.5 cm in diameter (*)
Colony Surface mostly smooth (*)
Budding Type mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter 0.5-0.7 mm (*)
Calical Surface Shape circular
Calical Rim slightly raised
Coenosteum Width wide, > corallite diameter (*)
Coenosteum Surface granulations, no grooves
Septa Per Corallite 6 primary
Columella Structure styliform
Columella Development weak
Wall Structure septothecal


  • Early Miocene: Tampa Formation, Florida.
  • Late Early Miocene: Emperador Limestone, Panama.
  • Middle to Late Miocene: Baitoa Formation, Dominican Republic.
  • Middle Miocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
  • Late Miocene: Lirio Limestone, Mona; Gurabo and Cercado Formations, Dominican Republic; Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
  • Early Pliocene: Mao and Gurabo Formations, Dominican Republic; Brasso Seco, Costa Rica.
  • Late Pliocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
  • Late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds and Hope Gate Formation, Jamaica; Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.

  • Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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